Australia Overview


As per 2011 census by ABS reveals that one in four Australians is a migrant making Australia a standout amongst the most multicultural nations on the world. Australia tops globally on criteria like overall wellbeing and quality of Life. Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide are cities which have had top rankings in the most desired cities to live on various parameters.

Australia is one of the wealthiest in world having the world's fifth most astounding per capita income. Australia is frequently alluded to as the "Fortunate Country", with its open environment, higher life expectancy and training framework. Australia is exceptional, one of a kind, wonderful, and an awesome place to settle in and is seen by numerous as the "place that is known for fresh new chances" for individuals of all races

Ethisphere Institute has appraised Melbourne as the 6th best feasible city on the world. It likewise has been voted as the second best city on the world for men to live in.

The Economist Intelligence Unit has reliably appraised Australia urban communities, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne as the most decent urban areas on the planet.

Worldwide 2012 City Reputation Index has positioned Sydney and Melbourne as two of the world's most respectable urban communities on the planet.

Enquire Now

The Australian Immigration system

The Australian immigration system is by and large most structured visa system viewed as a standout amongst the most organized in the world and is ingrained in thick Acts of Parliament, Regulations, Policy Documents, Ministerial Directives and Skills Recognition Assessments just to name a few.

There are more than 100 distinct sorts of visas and are of four different sorts – Work, Business, Travel and dependents. There are specific rules overseeing passage in every visa classification which are unmistakably set down in the migration enactment.

The trouble with this lawful intricacy is that the normal candidate does not have room schedule-wise or expertise to have the capacity to discover the directions which apply in their individual case and see appropriately how these controls will be deciphered and influence the result of his or her application. For the newcomer, the labyrinth of authoritative reports is exceptionally hard to swim through and now and again difficult to get it.

Australia Skill Select is basically a very valuable online office from the Government of Australia to enhance its national migration framework and help talented experts, from all over the globe, to move to this great nation, in a systematic way. The facility introduced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) reveals how the nation ultimately administers &manages its skilled, business, & investor immigration plans. The innovative online facility enables the trained manpower from abroad to be located by the regional administrations, and the national job providers/firms, for the purpose of skilled migration to the nation.

The program has proved to be boon for Australian firms/recruiters fighting regional skill scarcities. The program has also proved highly valuable for the Australian state & territory administrations, and now they are busy settling the migrants across the regional Australia.

Important: Under the new arrangement, now it has been made compulsory for every migrant--motivated with the points based skilled migration, and/or business investment & innovation permit plans--to suitably submit an EOI, before they gain an invite, so that they can present a submission for a Permanent Residence (PR) Visa for Australia

Enquire Now

Benefits of the PR


Australia welcomes skilled professionals to contribute to its economy and apply for Permanent Resident Visa under the Offshore PR VISA program.PR Visa entitles the holder and his/her Spouse and Dependents to live work and study in Australia without any restrictions. There are many benefits of PR visa as enumerated:

Full Working Rights

Permanent Resident (PR) Visa entitles the holders full working rights. One can work for any business in any occupation.But, working in the Public Service or Armed forces is strictly restricted to the Australian Citizens. This, however, does not distinguish the industrial laws between the permanent residents and citizens. Permanent residents enjoy the same benefits under these laws as the citizens. They can become a part of trade unions and can claim worker’s compensation.


Indefinite Living Rights

As a permanent resident, you are entitled to live indefinitely in Australia. However, initially the permanent visa is given for a period of five years and is renewable from either outside Australia or from within the country.


Centre link Payments

As a permanent resident you are eligible to enrol for social security payments through Centre Link like family tax benefit and childcare subsidy.As regards to most other social security benefits, there is a two years waiting period before one gets entitled to receive social security benefits like sickness, unemployment and student benefits that are offered by Australia’s Social Security Department.


Medicare Enrolment

An important benefit that the permanent residents will enjoy is the health care entitlement. As a permanent resident of Australia, you will enjoy the privilege of health insurance scheme run by the government called Medicare. A Medicare card is issued which entitles the holder to receive free treatment at a public hospital, get consultation through local General practitioner and subsidized medicine.


Citizenship Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for Australian Citizenship after four years of stay on the Permanent Resident visa. Children of permanent residents who are born in Australia are deemed Australian citizens by birth. This will be one great advantage because they will enjoy the maximum benefits in the field of education and health care.


Job Service Agency (JSA) Facility

As a permanent resident you are enrolled with the Job Service Agents attached to Centrelink wherein you are provided the support to do your job search, are presented with opportunities to upgrade your skills and also given job vacancies as shared by your case manager from time to time. You can use the facilities like Wi-Fi internet, land phone, photocopier which are available at the JSA.


Education Benefits

As a PR visa holder one can avail education subsidy under various state schemes.School education is highly subsidised almost free, domestic fees apply for University Programsand post citizenship one can access the Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) and the associated discount for up-front payments. However state run programs like Skills Victoria which administer Certificate and Diploma Level programs are open to Permanent Residents.


Privilege to Sponsor Relatives

Permanent residents can also sponsor their relatives for permanent residence. But this is possible only after the applicant meets certain residence and support assurance pre-requisites.


First Home Owner Grant

For the purchase of a first home, an Australian Permanent citizen will receive a $7,000 incentive and waiver of stamp duty. Furthermore, the restrictions of the Foreign Investment Review Board imposed on purchase of residential property no longer apply (you are now no longer officially considered a foreigner).


Credit Rating

Once you become Australian Permanent Resident, your credit rating immediately goes up. You will be in a better position for approval of home loans, car loans, personal loans, credit cards and so on.

Enquire Now

AUSTRALIAN SKILLED INDEPENDENT VISA (SUBCLASS 189)


The Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is validopen work visa for people who have the right education and skills required to fill Australia's skill gap.

Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 60 points on a point assessment. The assessment entails applicants to be under 50 years of age, be able to demonstrate right qualification and/or skills in an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and are strong in English Language. Applicants for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) do not require any sponsorship.

Skilled Independent Visa Assessment

The Free Visa Assessment from DNS OVERSEAS details if you meet the basic requirements to apply for a Skilled Independent visa to Australia. To ensure that your assessment gives you a realistic result, ensure that the information you provide is as accurate as possible.

Enquire Now


Australian Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) Basic Requirements

To qualify for a Skilled visa, applicants (or their partner) must be able to satisfy the basic visa requirements related to age, English language ability, occupation, skills, qualification, health and character.

The current pass mark for the Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) is 60 points.

On 1 July 2012, the skilled migration program switched to a new online system called "Skill Select" which requires prospective skilled migrants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Once an EOI is submitted, these details can be viewed by Australian employers, state and territory governments and by the Australian Government who have the ability to extend an invitation to lodge a visa application.

There is no guarantee that submitting an EOI will result in an invitation to apply for a visa. If an invitation is received, there will be a prescribed timeframe within which the visa application must then be formally lodged with DIBP.

Enquire Now


Australian Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) Entitlements

Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) become permanent residents of Australia. Australian permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.

Enquire Now

AUSTRALIAN SKILLED NOMINATED VISA (SUBCLASS 190)


Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 60 points on point assessment and must obtain nomination from a participating State or Territory government. The assessment is such that applicants are required to be under 50 years of age and be able to demonstrate that they have a qualification or the skills of an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).

The Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) is a permanent work visa for individuals who have the qualifications or skills that are needed by the Australian economy, but cannot meet the pass mark required to obtain a Skilled Independent Visa. This category is also open to applicants who are able to satisfy the pass mark but wish to access priority processing which applies once state/territory sponsorship is offered by a participating state/territory government agency.

Enquire Now

Australian Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) Basic Requirements

The Free Visa Assessment from DNS OVERSEAS lets you know if you meet the basic requirements to apply for a Skilled Nominated visa to Australia. To ensure that your assessment gives you a realistic result, ensure that the information you provide is as accurate as possible.

Enquire Now


Australian Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) Basic Requirements

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has set specific basic requirements that all applicants must meet in order to apply for a visa in the General Skilled Migration program.

To qualify for a Skilled visa, applicants (or their partner) must be able to satisfy the basic visa requirements related to age, English language ability, occupation, skills, qualification, health and character. Applicants needs to add up to 60 points on the Points assessment to qualify.

To be nominated by a State or Territory government, applicants must satisfy specific criteria, as set by the particular State or Territory. These may include:


On 1 July 2012, the skilled migration program switched to a new online system called "Skill Select" which will require prospective skilled migrants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Once an EOI is submitted, these details can be viewed by Australian employers, state and territory governments and by the Australian Government who have the ability to extend an invitation to lodge a visa application.

There is no guarantee that submitting an EOI will result in an invitation to apply for a visa. If an invitation is received, there will be a prescribed timeframe within which the visa application must then be formally lodged with DIBP.

Enquire Now


Australian Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) Entitlements

Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass 190) become permanent residents of Australia. Australian permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and apply for Australian citizenship after satisfying specific requirements.

Enquire Now

AUSTRALIAN SKILLED REGIONAL SPONSORED VISA (SUBCLASS 489)


The Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (Subclass 489) is a provisional work visa for individuals who have the qualifications and skills required to address Australia's skill shortage, but cannot meet the pass mark required to obtain a Skilled Independent visa.

Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (Subclass 489) applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 60 points on a points assessment and must either obtain sponsorship from an eligible relative living in a Specified Regional Area of Australia or nomination from a participating State or Territory government.

One needs to be under 50 years of age and be able to demonstrate that they possess a qualification or the skills of an occupation on the Skills List as updated by DIBP from time to time.).

Applicants for an Australian Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (Subclass 489) must be prepared to live for two years and work for at least twelve months in a Specified Regional Area of Australia. A Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (Subclass 489) is valid for up to four years and provides a pathway to permanent residence.

Enquire Now

Australian Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489) Basic Requirements

In order to satisfy labour market shortages, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has set specific basic requirements for people who are interested in applying under the Skilled Migration Stream.

To qualify for skilled migration, applicants (or their partner) must be able to satisfy the basic visa requirements related to age, English language ability, occupation, skills, qualification, health and character. In addition, applicants for a Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (Subclass 489) must obtain sponsorship from a participating State or Territory government and pass a points test. The current pass mark for the Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (Subclass 489) is 60 points.

The current pass mark for the Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (Subclass 489) is 60 points.

To be sponsored by a relative, an applicant's relative must live in a Specified Regional Area of Australia* and be either:


The applicant (or their spouse) must be related to their sponsor as either:


*The definition of Specified Regional Area of Australia depends on whether the applicant is sponsored by a relative or nominated by a State or Territory government. As a general indication, the following areas are considered regional:


To be nominated by a State or Territory government, applicants must satisfy specific criteria, as set by the particular State or Territory. These may include:


On 1 July 2012, the skilled migration program switched to a new online system called "Skill Select" which will require prospective skilled migrants to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). Once an EOI is submitted, these details can be viewed by Australian employers, state and territory governments and by the Australian Government who have the ability to extend an invitation to lodge a visa application.

There is no guarantee that submitting an EOI will result in an invitation to apply for a visa. If an invitation is received, there will be a prescribed timeframe within which the visa application must then be formally lodged with DIBP.

Enquire Now


Australian Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489) Entitlements

The Australian Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489) is classified as temporary (provisional) visa which entitles the holder and accompanying family to live and work or study in a Specified Regional Area of Australia for up to four years. This visa also provides a pathway to permanent residence.

Enquire Now

AUSTRALIAN PARTNER VISA


An Australian Partner Visa entitles married and de facto (opposite and same-sex) partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens to enter and/or remain in Australia.

This visa can be applied either onshore or offshore. Applicants are required to meet specific requirements before the visa can be granted. An Australian Partner Visa is initially granted as a temporary visa. After two (2) years, the relationship is reassessed and if deemed genuine a permanent visa will be granted.

Enquire Now

Partner Visa Assessment

The Free Visa Assessment from DNS OVERSEAS lets you know if you meet the basic requirements to apply for a Spouse/Partner visa to Australia. To ensure that your assessment gives you a realistic result, ensure that the information you provide is as accurate as possible.

Enquire Now


Australian Partner Visa Basic Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a Partner Visa, the applicant must be either married to or in a de facto relationship with:


All Partner Visa applicants must be sponsored by their partner who must be at least 18 years of age.

Marriage

To be eligible to apply for a Partner Visa as a married partner, the marriage must be legal under Australian law.

De facto

To be eligible to apply for a Partner Visa as a de facto partner, the applicant must demonstrate at least 12 months of living together with their Australian partner in the period immediately prior to lodging the visa application. The definition of a de facto partner extends to opposite and same-sex couples.

Onshore Partner Visa applicants are required to hold a valid substantive visa and be in Australia at the time that the visa is granted.

Offshore Partner Visa applicants are required to be outside of Australia at the time that the visa is granted.

All Australian visa applicants are required to satisfy health and character requirements.

Enquire Now


Australian Partner Visa Entitlements

An application for an Australian Partner Visa is a two stage process. Initially a temporary Partner Visa will be granted and will be valid for two years from the date of application. After this time, the applicant's relationship with their partner must be continual and if assessed to be genuine, a permanent Partner Visa will be granted.

Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Spouse (Permanent) visa become permanent residents of Australia. Australian permanent residents are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.

Enquire Now

AUSTRALIAN PARENT VISA


The Parent visa allows parents to migrate to Australia permanently to join their children living in Australia. The Parent visa requires sponsorship from an eligible child in Australia.

There is a waiting period applicable to this visa as applicants are placed in a global queue. Under the Contributory Parent visa program, applicants pay a higher fee with a shorter processing period.

Enquire Now

Parent Visa Assessment

The Free Visa Assessment from DNS OVERSEAS lets you know if you meet the basic requirements to apply for a Parent visa to Australia. To ensure that your assessment gives you a realistic result, ensure that the information you provide is as accurate as possible.

Enquire Now


Australian Parent Visa Basic Requirements

In order to apply as a parent, applicants must pass the balance of family test. In addition, all parent migrants must be sponsored by their child who must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

Applications for the Parent visa must usually be lodged outside Australia.

Applicants are also required to satisfy health and character requirements.

Enquire Now


Australian Parent Visa Entitlements

Successful applicants and holders of a Parent visa become permanent residents of Australia. As a permanent resident, you are entitled to live, work and study in Australia on a permanent basis. When you are granted permanent residence, a visa label is placed in your passport as proof of your permanent residence status.

Additional benefits of Australian permanent residence include access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), certain social security benefits and the ability to apply for Australian citizenship.

Successful applicants and holders of a Contributory Parent (Temporary) visa will hold a two year temporary residence visa. During this period, you will have access to government-subsidised healthcare (Medicare), work and study rights.

Complete the Parent Visa Assessment

Enquire Now

AUSTRALIAN TOURIST VISAS


A Tourist visa is required for people who wish to travel to Australia for pleasure trip or visit friends and family.

Travellers from non-ETA eligible countries, those wishing to stay in Australia for more than three (3) months or tourists already in Australia wishing to extend their stay are required to make a paper-based tourist visa application. We will provide these tourist visa applicants with all of the information and advice required to make a valid tourist visa application.

Enquire Now

Australian Short Travel Visa Basic Requirements

To be eligible for a tourist visa, the applicant must have a genuine intention to visit Australia as a tourist, for recreation or to visit family and friends.

Applicants are required to satisfy health and character requirements and may be required to demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to support their travels in Australia.

Applicants who apply for a tourist visa whilst outside of Australia must be outside of Australia at the time of grant. Similarly, applicants who are in Australia (applying for a visa extension) must be inside Australia at the time of grant.

Enquire Now

On DNS Overseas Re-Invent to be Relevant Your Trusted Immigration Partner DNS Overseas is now HeadWest Migration Call 7292074946 for Further Support


HeadWest Migration

Free Assesment